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Eastside Hill Neighborhood Rain Barrel Workshop

Submitted by Editor on March 20, 2012 – 10:26 pm | Print or Email »One Comment

Why harvest rainwater with rain barrels? Besides helping the environment, an obvious reason for harvesting rainwater is to save money. Depending on the size of your house you can collect a substantial amount of rainwater with a simple system. This extra water can have a significant impact on your water bill.

Workshop Sign Up


When:
Saturday, April 28; 10am to noon
Where:
Boyd Park Pavilion (off Main Street)
Open Spots:
0 (full up!)
Cost: $35 (cost covers materials)

Details:
Payment must be made at least one week before the class. Attendance is required to receive your rain barrel. No tools are necessary, just come dressed to work outside. Please arrive on time.

While we can help you assemble the barrel and suggest installation ideas, you will have to be responsible for placing the barrel on your property. Handouts will help provide information on proper barrel placement.

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Rain Barrel FAQs

How can I use the rainwater I harvest with rain barrels?
Rainwater stored in rain barrels has many uses. The rainwater can help to improve the health of your gardens, lawns, and trees. Some examples of uses for this collected rainwater are:

• Watering garden
• Watering lawn
• Washing car
• Clean outdoor/patio furniture
• Washing gardening containers and tools
• Watering indoor plants and potted deck plants

What is the rain barrel like?
The rain barrel that is being distributed is a food-grade, recycled rain barrel which holds about 50 gallons of water. It is white plastic which can be painted with proper preparation. The barrels and all necessary parts for collecting and distributing rain water will be included at the workshop. With the help of volunteers, you will be assembling the rain water collection system during the workshop.

Do I have to purchase downspout attachments?
The proper attachments are included with the rain barrel. You may need to shorten the downspout depending on your installation.

Do I have to purchase a rain barrel riser?
In order for the water to flow properly it should be elevated slightly from ground level. A few cinder blocks can easily handle this task.

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